"With over 17 years of experience with Pure Fishing and in the recreational fishing industry, Andrew Marks is an individual known for his tireless dedication and creative approach to introducing fishing to America," says Shane Wilson, President and Founder of Fishing's Future. "Andrew brings more than just knowledge to Fishing's Future, he brings leadership, passion, determination, and a strong desire to make a positive difference in the next generation of anglers."
Fishing's Future is receiving national attention in the area of Youth/Aquatic Education and introducing families to recreational fishing. "Fishing’s Future is at the forefront of expanding participation in youth fishing in a positive and rewarding environment that drives family values and helps make fishing a lifelong activity. I hope my years of experience in the industry can provide additional insight and guidance for Fishing’s Future board and help increase the support of this great organization" states Andrew Marks. "When I first spoke with Shane Wilson I was impressed with his passion for ensuring all of our youth have an opportunity to experience the excitement of fishing along with his incredible drive and energy towards that endeavor. I knew that I wanted to help support Shane and the wonderful work he has already done since founding Fishing’s Future."
Fishing's Future uses a unique curriculum and approach to sharing fishing with local communities. Utilizing local volunteers within a community, Fishing's Future opens new chapters and shares fishing knowledge with local families. This method of Aquatic Education has proven to be highly effective and Fishing's Future now has 64 chapters in 17 states and on 2 continents. "Mr. Marks’ knowledge of national fishing trends and his understanding of the fishing industry strengthens the Fishing's Future organization," states Michael Scherer, Vice President, Operations Fishing's Future. "He is an asset to Fishing's Future and we are excited to have Andrew in the Fishing's Future Family."